Robert "Bob" K. Michael, 78, of 2108 East Main St., Valley View, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
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He was born on Sunday, Sept. 22, 1935, in Spring Glen, a son of the late Alvin E. and Alma (Bixler) Michael.
He was a lifelong farmer. He began working at age 14, and along with his wife took over her family farm. He viewed farming as an occupation and a hobby.
He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View.
He enjoyed wood working.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmie Lee Michael in December 18, 1961 and a young sister.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley A.(Mattern) Michael, to whom he was married for 56 years.
He is also survived by two sons, Larry Michael, and Garry Michael both of Valley View; a brother, Alvin E. Michael Jr. of Elizabethville.
Services were held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, on Friday, Oct. 4, with Rev. Duane Bardo officiating.
Burial was made in St. Andrew's United Methodist Cemetery at Sacramento.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Cemetery at Sacramento C/O Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, PO Box 123, Valley View, PA 17983.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.
Published in The News Item on Oct. 10, 2013